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EU Launches Illegal Content Probe into X War Disinformation

The European Union (EU) has taken a significant step against Elon Musk's X platform, formerly known as Twitter, by initiating "formal infringement proceedings" under the recently implemented Digital Services Act (DSA). The action, announced on Monday, by the EU,...

Legacy Tech vs Super Apps: Can Banks Keep up with Fintech Innovation?

The B2C consumer payments sector has witnessed significant disruption over the past five years as fintechs, neobanks, and big tech companies introduced innovative digital value propositions to the market. Apple and Google have become synonymous with digital wallets, while...

India Bans TikTok and Other Chinese Apps Amid Border Tensions

Popular Chinese video and music app TikTok has been banned in India, along with 58 other apps - most of which are Chinese. This comes as tensions between the two countries continue to rise. Developed by Chinese company Bytedance, TikTok...

Huawei and Tencent Join Chinese National Group on Blockchain

China's major technology giants are amongst a group of organizations that have joined a national committee focused on creating standards for blockchain technology, reports CNBC. The move is part of a major push by the world's second-largest economy, China, to...

‘Chinese WhatsApp’ WeChat could be Censoring Keywords about Coronavirus

The most popular messaging app in China and counterpart to WhatsApp, WeChat – owned by the controversial megacorp, Tencent – has been censoring keywords about the coronavirus since as early as 1 January, reports The Verge citing an analysis. The...

Ethiopian Airlines expands digital payment methods

On Monday, 16 September 2019, Ethiopian Airlines announced that it plans to expand its payment method offerings by partnering with digital commerce and payment solutions platform; CellPoint Digital to introduce WeChat Pay and KNET. In 2018, the Airline first integrated...

SimbaPay establishes digital link between Kenya and China

A recently formed digital economic link is the implementation of African start-up SimbaPay launching Kenya and China instant payment service. Kenya's Family Bank and London-based financial technology firm SimbaPay have launched an instant money transfer service from Kenya to China...

The WeChat hotel experience of the future

WeChat recently partnered with InterContinental to open a smart hotel in Shanghai. What makes this hotel "smart" is that users can book rooms, check-in remotely, and use their phones as key cards - all on the WeChat app and...

Big news for SnapnSave users

SnapnSave the South African cash back shopping app, has broken into new territory by giving its users over R1million in cash since its launch just over 1 year ago. SnapnSave, gives shoppers cash back on everyday shopping items, simply for...

WeChat Africa plans to invest R50 million in tech startups

WeChat Africa plans to invest 50 million South African Rand in tech startups in Africa, to support local entrepreneurs and technology innovations. WeChat Africa will identify promising tech startups, via an application and selection process, and support their speedy entrance...
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‘Industry Consolidation Benefits the Sector and Country’-MTN

MTN believes that investing in South Africa's fiber network infrastructure is positive. Additionally, the consolidation of the industry is...
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